2019-03-13

Headlines:

From Al Jazeera, Associated Press, BBC News, Reuters, The Globe and Mail, New York Times, and Wired

Manafort returns to court for 2nd sentencing in 2 weeks – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort attended his second sentencing hearing in as many weeks, with a judge expected to tack on additional prison time beyond the roughly…

Children trapped in Nigeria school building collapse – (Al Jazeera English)
Rescue efforts underway in Lagos after collapse of a three-floor school building.

Deadly shooting at Brazilian school – (BBC News)
At least five students and an adult are killed at the school in Suzano, São Paulo state, police say.

Brexit crisis deepens as British lawmakers to vote on no-deal exit – (Reuters)
Britain’s parliament will vote on Wednesday on whether to leave the European Union in 16 days without an agreement as the government said it would eliminate import tariffs on a wide range of goods in a no-deal Brexit scenario.

Ireland will not plan for no-deal border until it has to: minister – (Reuters)
Ireland’s position that it will not make plans for managing its border with Northern Ireland in a no-deal Brexit until such an outcome emerges remains unchanged after Britain outlined its plans, European Affairs Minister Helen McEntee said.

At Ethiopia plane crash site, a new pilgrimage of grief – (Associated Press)
HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — In Ethiopia, an ancient land of pilgrimages, people are making their way to a grim new marker of grief.Friends and families of the 157 people killed on Ethiopian…

With Brexit deal down, UK lawmakers have 2 more choices – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers have resoundingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal for a second time, leaving the country’s planned March 29 departure from the bloc in…

CEO steps down as dozens ensnared in college admissions scam – (Associated Press)
BOSTON (AP) — A college admissions scandal moved from bombshell indictments to guilty pleas in a matter of hours, yet the full fallout from the federal case against the rich and famous could take…

Wall Street rises at open after tame inflation data; Boeing turns higher – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday after a fresh set of economic data supported the Federal Reserve’s patient stance on future rate hikes, while Boeing rose for the first time in three days since a fatal crash of its aircraft in Ethiopia.

U.S. business spending on equipment increases strongly in January – (Reuters)
New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods rose by the most in six months in January and shipments increased, pointing to solid business spending on equipment at the start of the year.

U.S. will not suspend Boeing 737 MAX planes; discussion on black box analysis – (Reuters)
The U.S. aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing Co 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft’s operations.

100 children, many others feared trapped in collapse of Nigeria building that housed school – (Reuters)
As many as 100 children and many others were feared trapped on Wednesday after a building containing a primary school collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos.

Paul Manafort Faces Up to 10 Years in Conspiracy Cases – (The New York Times)
The special counsel’s case against Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, is drawing to a close, with the possibility of a presidential pardon still alive.

3-story building collapses in Nigeria with children inside – (Associated Press)
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Frantic rescue efforts were underway in Nigeria on Wednesday after a three-story school building collapsed while classes were in session, with scores of children thought to…

Norwegian Air to seek compensation from Boeing for MAX groundings – (Reuters)
Norwegian Air said on Wednesday it will seek compensation from plane maker Boeing for costs and lost revenue after grounding its fleet of 737 MAX 8 aircraft in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash.

Seven children rescued from collapsed building in Nigeria’s Lagos: residents – (Reuters)
Seven children have been rescued from the wreckage of a building that collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos on Wednesday, residents said.

CNN hit with $275 million defamation suit by Kentucky student – (Reuters)
A Kentucky teenager sued CNN on Tuesday for defamation, saying the cable network falsely conveyed to viewers that he was the “face of an unruly hate mob” confronting a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in January.

Ethiopia crash pilot had control problems, black boxes bound for Europe – (Reuters)
The Ethiopian Airlines pilot whose jet crashed killing 157 people had reported flight-control problems, the company said on Wednesday, as it prepared to send the black boxes to Europe from a disaster that has rocked the global airline industry.

FBI uncovers celebrity exam cheat plot – (BBC News)
Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman is among at least 40 people charged in a cheating conspiracy.

Fears for pupils in Nigeria school collapse – (BBC News)
The primary school was on the top floor of a building in the city of Lagos, reports say.

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From various sources

Luis Nery Is Accustomed to Battling The Odds – (Fox Sports)
The former world bantamweight champion is no stranger to adversity. On Saturday night, he begins the next chapter of his life versus McJoe Arroyo on PBC on FOX.

State comptroller: Public transport in worsening, costly crisis – (The Jerusalem Post)
Today, traffic crowding on Israel’s roads are the worst in the OECD, more than three times the Western average.

Iran’s ‘Road to the Sea’ exposed on Golan- analysis – (The Jerusalem Post)
Hezbollah’s role in Syria is part of larger network of Iranian-backed groups seeking to threaten Israel and to create a corridor of Iranian influence across Iraq and Syria.

U.S.-backed Syria forces say IS suicide bombers thwarted in last-stand – (The Jerusalem Post)
The enclave is the last shred of populated territory held by the jihadists who have been driven from roughly a third of both Iraq and Syria over the past four years.

High Court hears petition to disqualify two Israeli-Arab parties – (The Jerusalem Post)
Itamar Ben Gvir to justices: Ayman Odeh does not oppose bombing IDF soldiers

5 former college admissions officers tell us just how broken the process is – (Vice News)
“You were really looking at seven-figure donations, eight-figure donations. But sometimes six figures, plus a connection with someone on the board”

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Undisputed – (Fox Sports)
Watch Undisputed where Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe give their unfiltered, incisive, passionate opinions on the biggest sports topics of the day.

Pro Rata – (Axios)
Insider views on deals and dealmakers in venture capital, private equity and M&A, by Dan Primack. Weekday mornings

Arrow of time and its reversal on IBM quantum computer – (Hacker News)
Uncovering the origin of the arrow of time remains a fundamental scientific challenge. Within the framework of statistical physics, this problem was inextricably associated with the second law of thermodynamics, which declares that entropy growth proceeds fro…

Gareth Southgate makes major changes to England squad – (Mirror)
The Three Lions are in action in their Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro

Five children and one adult killed by ‘hooded gunmen’ in mass shooting at school – (Mirror)
Two hooded teen gunmen killed themselves after gunning down victims at the Raul Brasil school in Sao Paulo, Brazil, say reports

Pelosi: House won’t take up bill to overhaul national emergencies – (The Hill)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that the House would not take up

Trump accuses media without evidence of photoshopping Melania photos – (The Hill)
President Trump on Wednesday accused news outlets, without evidence, of doctoring photographs to fuel an unfounded conspiracy theory that first lady Melania Trump employs a body double to appear with the president at public events.

Gantz threatens to kill Hamas leaders – (The Jerusalem Post)
“They [New Right] do not even need to bring Kahanists to the Knesset because they themselves are like that.”

What No Deal Brexit tariffs would really mean for Britain – (Daily Mail)
The new levies, to be imposed from the day after a March 29 Brexit if MPs vote for a No Deal withdrawal, would force up prices on EU imports including cars and many food products.

Manafort returns to court for 2nd sentencing in 2 weeks – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort attended his second sentencing hearing in as many weeks, with a judge expected to tack on additional prison time beyond the roughly…

40 Pet Glow-Ups That Show The Progression From Smol Bean To H*CKIN’ LORG FLOOF – (Buzzfeed)
Smol —> LORG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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All about Trump

Trump accuses media without evidence of photoshopping Melania photos – (The Hill)
President Trump on Wednesday accused news outlets, without evidence, of doctoring photographs to fuel an unfounded conspiracy theory that first lady Melania Trump employs a body double to appear with the president at public events.

Manafort returns to court for 2nd sentencing in 2 weeks – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort attended his second sentencing hearing in as many weeks, with a judge expected to tack on additional prison time beyond the roughly…

From political operative to ‘humiliated’ inmate, Ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort to be sentenced again – (USA Today)
Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, will be sentenced for the second time on Wednesday. He faces another 10 years in prison.

Trump blasts Obama DOJ as ‘corrupt machine,’ as Page transcript suggests Clinton case intervention – (Fox News)
President Trump on Wednesday seized on new revelations contained in transcripts from former FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s congressional testimony to hammer the Obama Justice Department as a “broken and corrupt machine.”

Paul Manafort Faces Up to 10 Years in Second Sentencing – (Google News)
The special counsel’s case against Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, is drawing to a close, with the possibility of a presidential pardon still alive.

Mystery grand jury in Mueller probe explained – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Jessica Schneider takes a look at special counsel Robert Mueller’s federal grand jury that has heard from dozens of witnesses in Mueller’s investigation and approved indictments of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates.

Lawmaker claims Trump committed felonies, argues for impeachment – CNN Video – (CNN)
Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) argues with CNN’s Jake Tapper that President Donald Trump met the “legal standard” for impeachment long ago.

Paul Manafort Faces Up to 10 Years in Conspiracy Cases – (The New York Times)
The special counsel’s case against Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, is drawing to a close, with the possibility of a presidential pardon still alive.

Elizabeth Warren establishes her ‘rule’ for impeaching President Trump: We will know what to do when special counsel Robert Mueller issues his report – (CNBC)
The liberal senator, who is running for her party’s nomination for president, said during an interview on MSNBC that she believed that lawmakers will know what to do after Mueller releases the findings of his inquiry.

DOJ Probes Whether Fugitive Financier Supplied Donation to Trump Re-Election Effort – (The Wall Street Journal)
The Justice Department is investigating whether $100,000 donated to a Trump-related political fundraising committee came from a fugitive Malaysian businessman alleged to be at the center of a global financial scandal.

Live updates: Paul Manafort sentencing – CNNPolitics – (CNN)
President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will be sentenced in Washington, DC, today, days after he was sentenced to 47 months in prison in Virginia. Follow here for the latest.

Brexit and Trumpism Have Failed Because Conservative Populism is a Lie – (New York Magazine)
Donald Trump doesn’t call himself “Mr. Brexit” any more.

A running list of how President Trump is changing environmental policy – (National Geographic)
The Trump administration has promised vast changes to U.S. science and environmental policy—and we’re tracking them here as they happen.

Trump ponders ending case against Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou – (Financial Times)
US president may have the legal power to halt extradition but it would have consequences

College admissions scam rekindles scrutiny of Kushner’s Harvard acceptance, $2.5M pledge – (USA Today)
The college admissions bribery scandal has placed a fresh focus on how Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, got into Harvard.

Trump says he ‘greatly appreciates’ Pelosi’s impeachment comments – (Google News)
President Donald Trump responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s comment to The Washington Post that impeaching Trump isn’t “worth it.”

Trump says he appreciates Pelosi’s impeachment comments, but did ‘nothing wrong’ – (The Hill)
President Trump said Wednesday that he appreciates Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) recent comments that

While Bear Cam bears hibernate, the Trump admin considers a big mine – (Mashable)
“It is absolutely preposterous.”

The Hill’s Morning Report – Boeing crisis a test for Trump administration – (The Hill)

Kathy Griffin talks about beheaded Trump photo, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wit… – (Recode)
“I actually think they are as complicit or, rather, responsible for manipulating worldwide elections. I mean, worldwide.”

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